Scholarships & Bursaries

Scholars will take the lead in many of the intellectual and extra-curricular activities of the whole School – and it is here, and in the Houses, that they learn how to use and mix their special gifts with those of others. It is vital that the scholarship process should encourage and reward attitudes to learning that will above all set standards for others. We believe that scholarships should not reward talent alone but should also take into account an individual’s independent potential and ability to maintain an eager, open-minded attitude to learning. It is important that Scholars should consistently achieve high standards during each year. For all scholarship applications a full report from the candidate’s school will be requested.

Candidates may apply for more than one scholarship.

It should also be noted that all scholarships are tenable throughout the holder’s career at Stowe, subject only to the Headmaster’s satisfaction with the holder’s industry, performance and behaviour. All scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Scholarships and Bursaries Committee.

What is available

Find out about the range of Scholarships on offer for 13+ and 16+ by downloading the booklets. 

Scholarship Examination and Assessment Dates

13+ ISEB Common Academic Scholarship 20 - 22 February 2017
13+ Stephan Scholarship Examinations 20 February 2017
16+ Entry Examinations and Interview 11 November 2017
13+ Portfolio Assessment and Practical Test  1 February 2017
16+ Entry Examinations, Portfolio, and Interview 11 November 2017
13+ Assessment Test  23 January 2017
16+ Entry Examinations, Interview and Assessment Test  10 November 2017
13+ Entry Examinations and Assessment Day  29 - 30 January 2017
16+ Entry Examinations and Assessment Day  10 November 2017
13+ Entry Examinations and Assessment Day 29 - 31 January 2017
16+ Entry Examinations and Interview with Sport assessment   10 November 2017
16+ Entry Examinations and Interview with addition of Music, Art or Drama assessment 11 November 2017

Please note:

• Applications are invited for Sixth Form (16+) scholarship candidates for 2017 and the closing date for scholarships and general entry is Friday 13 October 2017.

• The application forms for Third Form (13+) scholarship candidates for 2017 will be sent to Prep School Headmasters and the closing date for applications is Friday 25 November 2016.

• Interviews at Stowe and references from a candidate’s present school will be taken into account.

• The Admissions Department would be pleased to discuss any aspect of the Scholarship application process with parents. Please feel welcome to contact the Admissions Office.